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How to Know When Apartment Complexes are Negligent

As a renter, you have a right to live in safe apartments. Under Georgia law, apartment complexes have a duty to provide adequate security to protect tenants and guests from criminal acts. Renters should ensure that the apartment complex is undertaking all necessary safety precautions to provide a safe living environment before moving into an apartment complex. . . .

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Shiver Hamilton Holds Apartment Complex Owners Accountable

Shiver Hamilton obtains two settlements in cases involving tragic preventable sexual assaults on the premises of apartment complexes Shiver Hamilton, LLC’s sexual assault attorneys recently obtained two favorable seven-figure settlements in separate cases involving sexual assaults on the premises of apartment complexes.  In each case the Shiver Hamilton client was a resident of the apartment . . .

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Rights of Victims of Unsafe Premises Crimes

People want nothing more than to live in a place they feel safe.  Unfortunately, a tenant who is bound by a lease agreement may feel forced to remain in a dangerous apartment complex and live in fear of being re-victimized.  However, landlords have a responsibility to their tenants to turn the property over in a . . .

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Crime Grids and the Expectations of a Property Owner

Becoming a victim to crime is a harrowing experience. The prospect of falling victim to criminal activity in your own apartment complex is all the more terrifying. Can owners of apartment complexes be expected to know if crime is occurring on their property and take steps to protect their tenants and guests? Under Georgia law, . . .

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Several Injured After Deck Collapse in Brookhaven Apartment Complex

A deck collapsed in Brookhaven, Georgia injuring several people, including a small child. The news reports indicate that a metal deck at Northeast Plaza Apartments off Buford Highway fell when several people were standing on the deck Saturday night. Unfortunately, we see this type of negligence often. When decks collapse, major injuries are usually involved. . . .

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